Are you getting dumber?
A new study shows that teens who smoke weed regularly are permanently lowering their IQ and will have more memory and attention problems later in life. The research shows that people who started smoking pot in their teens dropped their IQ score an average of eight points when retested as an adult, while people who started smoking it as adults suffered no drop in intelligence. Even those who smoked regularly as teens but then quit still had lowered intelligence.
So, are you getting dumber by smoking weed on the reg?
cuppycakes25 on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:12 am
I don’t and never will do illegal drugs so it doesn’t really apply to me, but a lot of things make us “dumber” and that’s just one of them. What kids see on the news nowadays is probably much worse. Lol
ciaralee420 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Where are all these tests on the pills that are doing far more damage oh wait they already did those test nd they have been proven way more harmful then weed tht is natural and has never caused any death or harmful sideaffects unlike pills which are some how still legal while weed natural medicine is illegal …hmmm smh ppl r so stupid
Grimm420tx on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:58 am
didnt even really mention the money part, basically harry j anslinger(the 1st drug czar and all around racist POS) had a nephew who invested in this company called DuPont Chemical, saw a threat in hemp(because of everything you can make with it, fuel specifically)and knew henry ford was looking at hemp products(you should check out his hemp car) and together with this newspaper guy(because DuPont was a huge advertiser in his paper, and you can make paper from hemp) went on a racist, bashing campaign. and that was the money part.
fun fact: we make paper out of trees, but alot is wasted because trees are only about 30% cellulose while hemp is somewhere like 70-80% cellulose which means it lasts longer and you dont have to add chemicals to it. not to mention you can grow an acre in about 3-5 months as opposed to trees which take a long time. and you obviously produce much more in an acre of hemp than trees.
Grimm420tx on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:49 am
do you even know why it was made illegal and kept so? money and racism, not anything to do with health. for 10,000 years it was used for medicine. america effectively made it illegal worldwide for some stupid ass reasons. I’ll do a short timeline of what happened, not there were many more things that happened but I’m not in the mood to list them all.
this is some quotes from 1930s which helped throw it into illegality. “All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff [marijuana] is what makes them crazy.”
“Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”
now if you’ve seen reefer madness, you’ll know they would say that it made you violent and crazy. it was outlawed in 1937, they actually told farmers they had to bring some of their product to DC to get a license to grow however it was just a trick and they would arrest the farmers onsite, however during WW2 they made farmers start growing hemp for the war, even made a short video called Hemp for Victory. after the war was over, it was made illegal again. in I believe the 60s or early 70s it was finally “found” that it doesnt make you violent, but it does mellow you out and you become a pacifist, however this was during the cold/vietnam war and the govt is full of warmongers so they couldnt allow that. richard nixon put out an order for a commission report on it, called the Shafer commission(google for more details) he threw it out because of the findings and paid others to do another one where they linked it to killing brain cells. in this test however they put gas masks on monkeys and pumped them full of cannabis smoke, 2 joints worth everyday for a year, sessions lasted 5mins. so 5mins without oxygen, after 3 months they died because lack of oxygen=dying brain cells. and thats where that myth came from. thats about as deep as I’ll go into it, I recommend watching The Union(free on youtube) its very informative and they plan on doing a second movie soon in various countries.
kieran-notts on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:10 am
does it matter if it makes your iq lower or not fact is its illegal for a reason and what ever side effects you get from it is your problem lower iq or what ever it is iv got no sympathy for anyone who takes drugs end of. serves you right for what ever problems you get from taking any drugs
SuperFreshChik on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 4:50 am
steve there is always exceptions to every statistic, that’s why it’s referred to majority and not every single person who’s a statistic.
i think it all depends on your environment as well so social aspects play a big part if you let weed control you to a point in fact you make bad choices which results in being dumb.
LostReaction on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 3:26 am
I wasn’t responding to the article, I was responding to a variety of previous comments.
Esperanto on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 3:22 am
@steve_bl_bc – more confirmation bias.
@LostReaction: It would help to actually read the source this article links to. Or read anything other than the title, really.
steve_bl_bc on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2:17 am
Btw… He’s 65 now, happily married and very successful… Hmmmm
steve_bl_bc on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2:15 am
I know a granola eating, tree hugging, hippie, who has a great job, musician, and is a very smart and wise person. Who does these studies and how do they measure iq? Live life to the fullest. I’m not saying pot is bad or good but everything in moderation. What’s worse? A coffee everyday or a toke every weekend. I recognize I have an addictive personality so I stay away from it but…. Why is booze legal and weed illegal.? Think for yourself, make up your own mind.